THE former Batley police station will go under the hammer later this month.
The two-storey building, in Market Place, had been up for sale for almost a year but failed to reach its £325,000 guide price.
Now the station is to be auctioned at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium on Thursday February 27 – with a guide of £185,000. The station hasn’t been used for some time, with officers deploying from Heckmondwike to conduct patrols and call-outs in the town.
In online marketing material the 6,892 sqft station is described as a “substantial prominent two-storey office building … constructed in attractive stone under a pitched tiled roof, the property offers a mix of open plan and cellular office space”.
The building is not listed but lies within the Batley Market Place conservation area.
Original features include a ‘statement entrance’ and a holding cell block to the rear.
Pugh Auctions managing director Paul Thompson said: “This is a fabulous heritage building in a unique setting. The police station itself is not listed but there are several nearby listed buildings in Batley’s market place, which itself is in a great location next to the memorial park.
“We are hoping that the lower guide price will encourage an investor to take the unrivalled opportunity to give this landmark building a new future. We are already seeing lots of interest from potential buyers and there are a wide range of potential alternative new uses to which this property could be put, subject to any investor gaining the necessary planning consents.”
For more information go to www.pugh-auctions.com/property/9081